NEBOSH Fire Safety Certificate

The NEBOSH Fire Safety Certificate focuses on Fire Safety and is a stand alone qualification at Certificate level.

The syllabus has two assessments, an Open Book Exam accessed online at home, and a Fire Risk Assessment practical.  Delegates have 5 years to pass both units.

Holders of the NEBOSH Fire Safety Certificate can help their organisation manage and avoid the risk of fire while also meeting the essential fire safety regulations. Fire safety is important – it not only protects people from injury and loss of life, it also helps protect property, assets and investments.

This NEBOSH qualification is perfect for those who have the responsibility of fire safety in the workplace, health and safety managers, fire marshals and employees in suitable industries. The course is broad and builds an understanding of how to manage and coordinate fire risk assessments.

This course can be studied at our training centre in Hampton, Peterborough or you can learn through our online and distance learning options.

Course Information

Who is the course suitable for?

The NEBOSH Fire Safety Certificate qualification is designed for people who have fire safety responsibilities in the workplace. It provides the knowledge and understanding, when combined with relevant experience, to carry out an effective fire risk assessment, as well as embed good fire safety practice in the workplace.

The qualification focuses on fire safety but does also explore the risks of explosions which may be relevant where organisations have quantities of dust, powder, flammable gases or vapours.

Holders of this accredited qualification help their organisation to ensure it meets its fire safety responsibilities. Fire safety is important. It protects people from injury and loss of life. It protects your property, your assets and your investment ensuring employees know how to help their employers avoid the damaging and sometimes catastrophic losses that result from fire.

What does the course cover?

The course consists of 6 elements :

FSC Fire Safety 

  • Managing fire safety
  • Principles of fire and explosion
  • Fuel, oxygen and ignition sources and control measures
  • Fire protection in buildings
  • Safety of people in the event of fire
  • Fire safety risk assessment including risk assessments of dangerous substances

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  • Next Course Start Date 2nd October 2024
  • Full Course Price £1128 + vat
  • 7 days including 2 days for assessments
  • Based in Peterborough

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  • Start anytime
  • Study at your own pace
  • 1 year tutor support and website access
  • Access to extensive video and podcasts
  • Full package from £952 inc exams and vat

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Distance Learning

  • Start anytime
  • Study at your own pace with a set of hard copy study materials
  • 1 year tutor support
  • Access to extensive video and podcasts
  • Full package £862 inc exams and vat

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An informative and interesting course, I have learned a lot and enjoyed the classroom activities. All trainers were great, helpful, enthusiastic, informative and friendly.


Richard was very informative amazing tutor for us to learn from, he was very inspiring!


Good and relevant information, Gary is an experienced and knowledgeable instructor.


An excellent course as always, I’m going to do the Environmental Diploma next


A brilliant course, Jackie is a great tutor able to gain attention and share her knowledge

We’re NEBOSH Gold Partners

As NEBOSH Gold Learning Partners, we uphold exceptional training standards across all our courses. Our trainers deliver consistent results with excellent pass rates for our delegates – a result of friendly support and engaging content.

We are committed to giving all our students a positive learning experience. All our tutors are former Cambridge Safety students and work hard to provide an exceptional level of support with a friendly, family feel.

We get to know all our students and make sure you not only leave our course with an excellent pass rate but also the confidence to apply the best occupational health and safety practices to the workplace.

NEBOSH Fire Safety Certificate Online

For delegates who cannot attend the classroom course, we offer distance and e-learning options. Our NEBOSH online courses have been particularly popular due to the year-long access to our bespoke E-Learning website.

Using this website, our Fire Safety Certificate Online course appeals to learners who enjoy studying interactively, using resources such as presentations, quizzes, podcasts, YouTube videos, and an interactive list of terms. You’ll still get our highly-reputable gold standard support, but you’ll have a greater amount of flexibility and autonomy with your studies.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Below are a few frequently asked questions regarding this course. However, if you want to see all of our FAQs for the course and many more courses, our dedicated FAQs page has you covered.

What are the benefits of studying at our facility?

Choosing the classroom study option will allow you to meet like-minded delegates and offers a more sociable and engaging learning experience. We provide a comfortable setting with all the resources you require. Based in Swan Court in Hampton, Peterborough we are easily accessible by car, public transport and bike.

What happens if I fail an exam?

Don’t worry or be too disappointed. We’ll work together to brush up on gaps in your knowledge, build exam confidence and ensure you feel happy with your understanding of the qualification. You’ll be able to resit the exam by choosing a new date.

Why learn with Cambridge Safety?


  • We have over 25 years’ experience deliver health and safety training
  • We’ve been award Nebosh Gold Learning Partner Status
  • Rated highly by past delegates
  • Engaging and interactive learning, with classroom, online and distance learning options
  • Highly qualified tutors carefully chosen for their expertise and engaging teaching styles
  • We always achieve above national pass rates

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